12 May 2019 - GORDO BANKS PANGAS San Jose del Cabo
 Category:  Mexico Cabo San Lucas
 Author Name:  Eric
 Author E-mail:  ericgordobanks@yahoo.com
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San Jose del Cabo

Anglers –

December 30, 2018

Last week of the year, we are seeing
fair number of families visiting for
the holiday vacation, though with
continued north winds the fishing has
been subpar on the local grounds out of
San Jose del Cabo and this has hurt the
numbers of charters. Winds have been
relentless since November, conditions
have turned over, greenish, swift
currents, water temperatures near 73 to
74 degrees.

Anglers are using a combination of
caballito, slabs of squid and some
ballyhoo for bait. There are now
reports of mackerel showing up on bait
grounds off of San Jose del Cabo, if
conditions settle some, this could open
up some new options and bring in
gamefish species such as striped

The majority of local charters are
fishing the grounds from Red Hill,
Gordo Banks to Iman Banks. At times
limited where boats could comfortably
fish due to weather conditions. Air
temperatures have been moderate, lows
down to 55 degrees early morning, with
mid-day highs near 85 degrees. Mainly
sunny skies, morning cloud cover
burning off as sun rises.

Yellowfin tuna, dorado and wahoo action
were all very scarce. Best chances were
for possibly a tuna or two near the
Iman Bank, but only a handful of
yellowfin tuna are being landed, lucky
to catch one at this time. Most of the
tuna landed were in the 15 to 20 lb.
range, striking on strips of squid.
Only an occasional dorado being seen,
even less talk of any wahoo.

The more productive action now was for
a variety of structure species, the
most common being the Eastern Pacific
bonito, ranging up to ten pounds,
striking various lures as well as on
bait. Also red snapper (huachinango),
glass eye snapper, baqueta,
triggerfish, ocean whitefish, yellow
snapper, flag cabrilla and tijareta.

More billfish action now being found on
the Pacific, but some striped marlin
were also encountered on the 95 and
1150 spots and now with the reports of
schooling mackerel appearing off San
Jose del Cabo, tis should mean that
more numbers of striped marlin will be
not too far behind.

Inshore action there were small sized
roosterfish and some sierra, this
provided some back up action on the
days that proved too rough offshore.

The combined sportfishing fleet out of
the panga area from Puerto Los Cabos
Marina reported an estimated 66
charters for the week and anglers
reported an approximate fish count of:
6 striped marlin, 8 dorado, 29
yellowfin tuna, 145 bonito, 12 glass
eye snapper, 16 red snapper, 8 cabrilla
(leopard grouper), 14 baqueta, 6 ocean
whitefish, 12 yellow snapper, 25
tijareta, 12 flag cabrilla, 22 sierra,
16 roosterfish and 80 triggerfish.

Good Fishing, Eric

Eric Brictson / Operator
619 488-1859
Los Cabos (624) 142-1147